Independence, Louisiana Population 2020

1,942

Independence is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 1,942, it is the 119th largest city in Louisiana and the 7712th largest city in the United States. Independence is currently growing at a rate of 1.04% annually and its population has increased by 16.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,665 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Independence has a population density of 806 people per square mile.

The average household income in Independence is $45,028 with a poverty rate of 39.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $730 per month, and the median house value is $119,600. The median age in Independence is 32.9 years, 23.6 years for males, and 38.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.3 males.

Independence Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Independence was:

  • White: 55.68%
  • Black or African American: 42.76%
  • Two or more races: 1.57%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Independence, Louisiana is 1,942, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,902.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,665.

Independence, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,03055.68%
Black or African American79142.76%
Two or More Races291.57%

Independence Population Pyramid 2020

Independence Median Age

32.9


Total

23.6


Male

38.3


Female

Independence Adults

There are 1,266 adults, (263 of whom are seniors) in Independence.

Independence Age Dependency

84.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

58.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Independence Sex Ratio

Female

967

52.27%

Male

883

47.73%

Independence Households and Families

Independence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Independence Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.9%31.1%
Male63.6%36.4%
All59.9%40.1%
Non Family56.1%43.9%
Female52%48%

59.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6802.7259.9
Married2383.4668.9
Non Family2301.1456.1
Female1793.852
Male332.5263.6

3.41

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Independence Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade827.46%
9th to 12th Grade13912.65%
High School Graduate55650.59%
Some College17816.20%
Associates Degree151.36%
Bachelors Degree988.92%
Graduate Degree312.82%

Independence Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White58650381
Black41930638
Hispanic936910
Multiple Races1

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.84%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.82%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,104$41,172$20,652
Less Than High School$$$13,021
High School Grad$30,962$39,034$16,172
Some College$29,712$$28,846
Bachelors Degree$30,938$$23,750
Graduate Degree$$$

$30,104

Average Earnings

$41,172

Average Male

$20,652

Average Female

Independence Language

Independence Language by Age

Independence Language

91.27% of Independence residents speak only English, while 8.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.73% of the population.

Independence Poverty

Independence Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black77834544.34%
White84124729.37%
Hispanic18912164.02%
Multiple291758.62%

39.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

39.64%

Male Poverty Rate

39.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Independence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Independence is Hispanic, with 64.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Independence is White, with 29.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.46%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.29%
High School31.12%
Some College17.62%
Bachelors or Greater2.33%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed86.05%
Male Unemployed16.67%
Male Employed13.26%
Female Employed9.46%

Independence Income

Independence Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,304$45,028
Families$34,444$50,142
Married Families$60,455-
Non Families$31,100$31,811

Independence Marital Status

Independence Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Independence Married by Age and Sex

Independence Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Independence Marital Status by Race

Independence Veterans

67

Number of Veterans

62

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War34
Vietnam16
Korea7
World War II
First Gulf War

$Independence Veterans by Education

19.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Independence Employment Status

53.5%

Labor Force Participation

43.2%

Employment Rate

19.2%

Unemployment Rate

Independence Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

78.54%

Born in Louisiana

96.32%

Native Born

3.68%

Foreign Born

2.16%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.32% of Independence residents were born in the United States, with 78.54% having been born in Louisiana. 2.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,942201.04%
20191,922201.05%
20181,902130.69%
20171,889201.07%
20161,869271.47%
20151,842231.26%
20141,819221.22%
20131,797261.47%
20121,771100.57%
20111,76120.11%
20101,7590.00%